[Vwdiesel] thermostats

Maynard Southard echomhs at gis.net
Thu Nov 28 14:26:19 EST 2002

That's exactly where I like to see the needle - just touching the LED on the
left side.  Anything over that always makes me nervous.  That said, I wish I
had a digital gauge - who knows whether my needle and your needle are
calibrated the same?

I run an 87C (~189F) thermostat.  ETKA says that is stock.  Sometimes I wish I
had more heat (like this morning when it was 12F outside), but hotter has
always been a symptom of other problems for me.

Maynard Southard  (OvO) '79
'86 Double Cab Diesel "Col. Potter"
'82 Westy Diesel "Reinhardt"
'82 Vanagon GL Diesel "Sluggo"
'02 EV GLS "AMPvan"
'93 EV GL "Klinger"
'00 Golf GLS TDI "WooHoo"
'84 Jetta GL TD "Donor"

On Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:13 PM, Harmon Seaver
<hseaver at cybershamanix.com> wrote:
>    I was thinking before that the temp gauge on my '82 diesel vanagon doesn't
>    go
> very high, maybe just touching the little light at best, and now that it is
> getting cold I'm not seeing that much heat out of the heater either. So I'm
> wondering about the thermostat -- is a 192-195F usable in these?

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